Starting in Summer/Fall


Transfer students are required to complete a three-part Orientation experience:

  1. Pre-Orientation Course: Transfer students will complete their Pre-Orientation course online in Canvas, including the College Overview. Starting in late October, students will have access to their Pre-Orientation course, which is due one week prior to their scheduled Orientation Session.
  2. Academic Requirements & Course Registration: After completing the College Overview, students should make an appointment in Archivum to meet with their Academic Advisor prior to their Orientation Session. If a student is unable to meet with their Academic Advisor prior to their Orientation Session, they will be expected to meet with them on their Orientation Session date to complete the meeting and register for courses. This will be outside of the time frame of the Orientation Session. You should regularly check your USF email as the Academic Advising Center on the USF. St. Petersburg campus may send additional instructions there. Students who submit their completed immunization documents and updated transcripts before their Academic Advising meeting will receive priority course registration. 
  3. Orientation Session: Transfer students have the option of selecting an in-person or a virtual Orientation session. On the scheduled Orientation Session date, they will join Orientation Leaders and other incoming students on campus or through Microsoft Teams Meetings. Through facilitated conversations, presentations from campus offices, and other activities, students will have the opportunity to ask questions, make connections, and prepare for the transition to USF.

Note: All parts of Transfer Orientation are mandatory. Missing any part of Orientation can prevent you from registering for classes or staying enrolled in any pre-registered courses.